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Edinburgh
Marie de Bryas

EDINBURGH OLD TOWN: CITY SHAPED BY FIRE. PART 2

In Part 2 of the series I look at how, after centuries of frequent and repetitive burnings, the city of
Edinburgh started to use its architecture to prevent and reduce fires. Control through laws and regulations was used as a means of prevention.

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John Knox House | Oldest House | Jettying | Timber House |
Edinburgh
Marie de Bryas

Edinburgh Old Town: City Shaped by Fire. Part 1

In this three-part series, I explore how the different forms of fire,
from the physical element, the threat of burning, and the control of this
fire, have all lead to the uniformity of architecture in the historic heart of Edinburgh.

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Royal Mile Tour | Tron Kirk | Edinburgh Old Town Architecture
Edinburgh
Kaja Svab

To Replicate or to Readapt?

At the time of speculations on the replacement of the spire at Notre Dame de Paris, we take a look at how Edinburgh has dealt with restoration of its lost architecture.

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David's tower Edinburgh Old Town
Visits
Olga Gogoleva

Edinburgh Castle: A tour to David’s Tower

For nearly half a millennium it lay built over and only rediscovered a century ago. It is usually closed to visitors, but on a special tour organised by Historic Scotland events team the entry was permitted to a group of enthusiasts.

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